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How to Become an FBI Agent
The Federal Bureau of Investigations is a division of the United States Government that examines any and every federal crime that occurs within the US. Since this is one of the most popular and sought after careers in the criminal justice field, the competition is extremely fierce and everything but easy.
To even be considered to be hired, you must meet these requirements
- Be between the ages of 23-37
- Be a US resident with a valid drivers license
- Have a 4 year degree from an accredited university. You can instantly get free information from an accredited univesrities below.
- Be physically able to combat, have mobility, and be to handle various weapons
- Be ready to commit for a minimum of 3 years after accepting employment
- Be fluent in a language(s)
- Major in accounting (pass the CPA exam)
- Have an advanced degree or 3 years of work experience
Then, when you think you've met all the prerequisites, do the following:
- Fill out an application - by this time, you should already know which area you're looking to get into. If you're unsure, see the various FBI Jobs that are currently available.
- Phase I Testing - This test mainly reveals your personality and beliefs.
- Job Application - If they like you, then you'll fill out an extremely detailed job application. This is when they'll do an even more extensive background check.
- After you reach this point, the FBI will be able to decide whether you're a good fit for them or not. They'll have you fill out more paper work and do another extensive background check.
- Phase II Testing - These tests will determine your knowledge and capabilities
- If you pass the Phase II, you'll begin the final screening process:
- Boot camp - if you've made it this far... welcome to boot camp for 16 weeks (failure=rejection)
- You will then be notified usually through mail if you've been rejected or a phone call to be welcomed aboard.